widowerhood

widower

[wid-oh-er]
noun
a man who has lost his wife by death and has not remarried.

Origin:
1325–75; late Middle English (see widow, -er1); replacing widow (now dial.), Old English wydewa

widowered, adjective
widowerhood, noun

widow, widower.
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widower (ˈwɪdəʊə)
 
n
a man whose wife has died and who has not remarried

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